NASCAR officials issued behavioral penalties Wednesday to Craftsman Truck Series driver Corey Heim for his actions in last weekend‘s season-ending race at Phoenix Raceway.
Heim was fined $12,500 and docked 25 points in the Truck Series driver standings.
Heim explained in post-race interviews that he had lost control of his damaged truck as Hocevar attempted to pass him. But NASCAR officials determined Wednesday that a review of the No. 11 team‘s radio transmissions indicated that Heim had violated the member guidelines, specifically in three areas of the rule book:
Attempting to manipulate the outcome of the race or championship.Wrecking or spinning another vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is removed from Competition as a result.Any actions deemed to compromise the safety of an Event or otherwise pose a dangerous risk to the safety of Competitors, Officials, spectators, or others
— NASCAR.com —